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Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, BS


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About the Program

Understanding how eukaryotic cells process information from their environment and initiate programs of gene expression leading to growth, development, and functional specification is the essence of a cell, molecular, and developmental (CMD) biology major. Students enrolled in this curriculum will take courses providing a solid foundation in the molecular biology of cells and gain a full appreciation of how molecular complexes interact to make a cell function. This fundamental knowledge in cell and molecular biology will be applied through further coursework in genetics and developmental biology to examine how eukaryotic organisms function and how specific aspects of that function are perturbed by disease. Within the CMD major, students have the option of focusing their studies on animal systems, plant systems, or both. Graduates with a CMD major are well-prepared to pursue careers in academic or industrial research, biotechnology, genetic engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, and other health-related professions.

Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

BIOLOGY-BS
Code-CMDB
120 Credits

Departmental/Program Major Courses (38-40 credits)


*A 2.0 average is required in these courses

*Major Selectives - Select one course for each requirement (17-19 credits)


  • Intermediate Requirement Selective (Req # 9) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Cell/Molecular/Development Selective (Req # 10) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Cell/Molecular/Development Selective (Req # 10) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • 500 Level Biology Selective (Req # 12) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Biology Lab Selective (Req # 11) - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 2.00
  • Biology Lab Selective (Req # 11) - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 2.00
  • Biology Selective (Req # 13) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (65-79 credits)


Electives (1-17 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


16-18 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16-19 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • Intermediate Requirement Selective (Req # 9) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • PHYS 1 Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00
  • General Education 2 Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Cell/Molecular/Developmental Selective (Req # 10) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • PHYS 2 Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00
  • Computer Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • General Education 3 Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00

15-16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Cell/Molecular/Developmental Selective (Req # 10) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Biology Lab Selective (Req 11) - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 2.00
  • Biology Lab Selective (Req 11) - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 2.00
  • Multidisciplinary Selective - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

12-16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • BIOL Selective (Req # 13) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • 500 Level Biology Selective (Req # 12) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Great Issues Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 6.00

15 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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